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Exercise and the Timing of Meals

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We are nearing the end of the Weight Loss theme for the month. I have thus decided to write on perhaps the most important aspect of this topic. To be very blunt, it is impossible to lose any significant amount of weight without burning more calories than the amount that we consume in food. This is a simple fact of life and the fundamental rule of thermodynamics.

Our bodies constantly burn calories to maintain our body temperature and our metabolic functions. In turn, we consume calories in the form of food in order to supply these needs. If excess calories are consumed the excess gets stored as fat. If there is less consumed than is being burned we lose fat and get thinner. Continue reading